It seems no stopping for AMD as today the Silicon giant has announced its new Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors after the grand launch of the new AMD EPYC™ 7003 series CPUs yesterday. These new PRO processors are made for businesses and commercial laptops which need an extra layer of security for professional use.
Based on the new AMD Zen 3 architecture, these new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors provide enhanced performance over the incredibly popular Ryzen PRO 4000 series processors of last-gen. Already a lot of OEMs and manufacturers adopted the PRO series CPUs for their laptops and this time AMD has managed to bag more manufacturers with AMD Ryzen PRO 5000.
Already we know AMD has achieved a significant 19% IPC uplift with the new Zen 3 architecture and so the new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors also take advantage of that.
As you see the architectural changes in-between AMD’s Zen 2 and Zen 3 architecture – there’s 2 times the L3 cache used which can now be accessed directly by per core, which in turn helps to increase the throughput.
There will be a lesser number of Ryzen PRO series mobile processors than last-gen as AMD has kept it simple this time with three CPUs with Zen 3 architecture:
- AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U – 4 cores and 8 threads, 2.6 GHz base & 4.0 GHz boost frequencies, 10MB L2+L3 cache, 15W TDP
- AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U – 6 cores and 12 threads, 2.3 GHz base & 4.2 GHz boost frequencies, 19MB L2+L3 cache, 15W TDP
- AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U – 8 cores and 16 threads, 1.9 GHz base & 4.4 GHz boost frequencies, 20MB L2+L3 cache, 15W TDP
This makes sense as AMD has launched only three Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000U series processors and those three SMT enabled APUs are being used for Ryzen PRO 5000 series. As you see in the specs, the PRO ones are the look-alikes of the normal consumer Ryzen 5000U series processors but with added features for professional usage.
Obviously, these new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors should deliver similar performance to that of the Ryzen 5000U APUs and still can beat Intel’s offerings.
In all the comparisons of the new AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors against Intel’s Tiger Lake offerings, AMD takes a leap forward, especially in productivity tasks. In multi-core tasks, the 8-core processors flex their muscle and show their dominance across all the tests.
AMD made a leap forward in terms of battery life with their Ryzen PRO 4000 series already and now with Ryzen PRO 5000, the improvement in battery life just gets better. A powerful processor like the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U with all its 8 cores and 16 threads promises to provide a mind-blowing 17.5 hours of battery life.
Best in Class for Remote Productivity
With the increasing amount of remote working, we require strong and powerful laptops that are flexible in doing everything at once without having hiccups to have any effect on productivity. AMD says that it’s new Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U is a 10% faster performer using MS Office apps while running Zoom conference compared to Intel’s Core i7-1185G7.
With all its 16 threads, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U is significantly faster than the 8 threaded Core i7-1185G7 in day-to-day office workloads and productivity applications.
Businesses require security these days and AMD is not shy of providing the best security features with its new Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors for modern-day work laptops. AMD has provided some of the best security features that can also be found on the new AMD EPYC™ 7003 series CPUs.
A lot of OEMs will be adopting new Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors for their upcoming notebooks and we shall see a lot of them in 2021 as you AMD has stated more laptop designs with AMD are incoming this year.
Lenovo and HP have already announced a lot of new laptops powered by the new Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors, and a few of them will also be AMD exclusives. Overall, AMD is looking strong in 2021 also, and Ryzen PRO should power a lot of commercial laptops in the days to come.